Overview

For more than 25 years, Steve Rahhal has exclusively represented employers in virtually every aspect of the employee-employer relationship, appearing on behalf of management before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. He has specific experience with:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act

Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he regularly represents clients in all areas of traditional labor law, from helping companies to maintain a union-free environment to handling union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, and arbitrations.

His diverse range of clients include:

  • Oil and gas companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Hospitals and other healthcare-related companies
  • Hospitality industry companies
  • National retailers

A frequent speaker before business and professional associations throughout the country, Steve has made numerous presentations on NLRB developments and union activities to various diverse groups, including employer associations and bar groups.

Steve currently serves as part of the core group of the firm's Traditional Labor Law Practice Group. Previously, he worked at two other law firms in the Dallas area.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chairman

Corporate Counsel Section

Dallas Bar Association

2018

Former Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary

Corporate Counsel Section

Dallas Bar Association

Member, Executive Council

Corporate Law Section

Dallas Bar Association

Member, Executive Council

Labor and Employment Law Section

Dallas Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Top Rated Lawyer®

Labor & Employment Law

The American Lawyer & Martindale-Hubbell™

2018

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2019

Recipient, BTI Client Service All-Star Award

2010, 2012, 2016-2017

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

2018 Employment and Labor Law Update

Dallas Bar Association

October 2, 2018

The Government is Knocking on Your Door…Now What?

Dallas Employer Conference

July 19, 2018

Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

July 20, 2017

The NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule: One Year Later

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 5, 2016

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Corporate Counsel Section - Dallas Bar Association

February 2, 2016

2015 Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

June 11, 2015

Texas Healthcare Summit

Dallas, TX

December 13, 2012

2012 Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

June 27, 2012

The New Rules of Union Organizing: Practical Approaches for Handling Expedited Elections under the NLRB’s New Procedures

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

2011 Employment and Labor Law Update

Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, TX

November 1, 2011

2011 Employment and Labor Law Update: The Latest Trends That Will Direct Your Compliance Efforts

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Dallas, TX

May 26, 2011

2011 Employment Law Update

Dallas, TX

May 25, 2011

International Food Service Distributors Conference - Labor Law Update

Baltimore, MD

October 14, 2008

Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1987With Honors
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1984

Bar Admission

Texas
Oklahoma

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma